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Small Amount of Black Beans adds Multiple Health Benefits

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How a small amount of black beans can add multiple health benefits.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A recent USDA Research study involving obese mice revealed that adding cooked black beans to a high fat diet improved sensitivity to insulin and other measures often related to diabetes. The researchers found that as little as the mouse-size equivalent …

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Health Benefits of Holy Basil and How to Use It

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The health benefits of Holy Basil and how to use it. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Holy basil, also known as tulsi in Hindu, or queen of the herbs, is part of the mint family and is a traditional medicinal herb native to tropical Southeast Asia. This aromatic plant has pale green leaves, hair stems, and small purple or white tubular flowers. It is …

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Growing One of the Sweetest Fruits that’s Almost Like Candy

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Growing one of the sweetest fruits that is almost like candy.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Even if you don’t love the fruits, the trees are beautiful in the garden thanks to the dark green leaves and pungent flowers. Although they’re amazing fresh off the tree, persimmons make for cookies that are out of this world. Once …

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Valuable Tips for Growing Citrus Trees Indoors

Dan Citrus, This Land of Ours

Some valuable tips for growing citrus trees indoors.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Growing citrus trees indoors can be daunting, but the effort is well worth it for the aromatic flowers and foliage, not to mention the much-anticipated fruit. Some things to remember: Overwatering is the No. 1 killer of citrus. The soil needs to dry out …

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Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh and Looking its Best

Dan This Land of Ours

Keeping your Christmas tree fresh and looking its best before and after the holiday.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Your tree has already been cut before you’ve brought it home. Cut it again before putting it in the stand. The main reason for doing this is to help the tree’s cut end better absorb water. Remember that …

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Tips to Keep Your Christmas Tree Looking its Best

Dan This Land of Ours

Some tips to keep your Christmas tree looking its best throughout the holidays.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Caring for a real Christmas tree can be challenging, and keeping a cut tree fresh until the big day is a true feat. Often, the reason a real tree sheds needles and dries out the moment it enters your …